Tripping Through Gateways


While there had been a two season TV series in the late 90’s, the Seven Samurai inspired franchise had remained quiet. Certainly, plenty of films have used the “group of gunslingers or outlaws step up to help people in need.  It is one of the most popular western motifs.  But it took until 2016 for it to come back to life. Set in 1879, Tycoon Bartholomew Bogue has overtaken the town of… Read More

Chips was an action/drama from 1977 about motorcycle cops Ponch and Jon.  I know I watched it as a kid, but beyond Erik Estrada and the other guy?  Don’t remember much.  But when it was announced that they were making a comedy movie based on the show, it seemed like an odd choice. Written and directed by Dax Shepard, the update begins with Ponch as an FBI Agent who is sent undercover… Read More

A couple things. Firstly, I really liked Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill’s 2012 Sinister.  It was eerie and ended strongly (with real tragedy).  It was a challenge to the pursuit of selfish glory and especially at the expense of the needs of your loved ones. Secondly, I have been spelling Bughuul wrong for the past three years.  I am so embarrassed. Sinister 2 appears to pick up a couple years after… Read More

It has been 14 years since we saw a Jurassic Park movie.  And they opted to bring us one thing we had not seen.  A fully operational space station.  Wait, that is not it.  I meant a fully functional theme park.  Considering the last two film trod similar ground (small group of people stuck on the island running from dinosaurs) it makes sense that they went bigger this time around. It is… Read More